Sea Duck Joint Venture

A Conservation Partnership under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan

Sea Duck Joint Venture

Sea Duck Joint Venture

NOW AVAILABLE:  Sea Duck Key Habitat Sites Atlas

This Atlas describes 85 sites throughout North America that constitute important sea duck habitats. It is intended to heighten awareness of valuable sea duck habitats, aid in prioritizing habitat conservation and protection efforts, and help in evaluating environmental assessments. Criteria for inclusion in this atlas were strict, relative to criteria used for other bird habitat designations, to highlight those habitats most critical to sea ducks during at least one season. Key habitat site descriptions include a synopsis of sea duck abundance and temporal importance of the site to sea ducks, as well as sensitivities or potential conflicts that may impact sea ducks or their habitats.

To download the entire Atlas, click here [low resolution .pdf; 10 MB] or here [high resolution .pdf, 56 MB].

To download narratives for individual key sites or regions, click here.

To download the shapefilesclick here.

We will add additional tools to this website soon.  In the meantime, please contact Kate Martin, U.S. SDJV Coordinator with questions or requests.

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The Sea Duck Joint Venture promotes the conservation of all North American sea ducks through partnerships by providing greater knowledge and understanding for effective population and habitat conservation and management.